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womens condition in the work place during reconstruction in 1900 Before the civil war womens roles in the home had been glorified In the late 19th century a middle to upper class woman felt as though she needed to make her home a place away from the excitement and distraction of the outside world to kep her children safe and husbands rested While women in these positions could afford such luxury poor women had no choice but to work hard whether in the home or outside of it There were farm women women in industry and women working as domestic workers All leading towards reform and finally the vote Farm womens position had not substantially changed since the previous century Women and children on farms in the South and Mid West remained a critical part of the family and economic structure besides performing tasks like cooking sowing and cleaning they handled many other chores If their husbands were sick or hurt the farm women would have to plant the fields or harvest the crops in addition to their own duties At the turn of the century 15 of American women worked 25 held manufacturing jobs These women would spend up to 12 hours a day working as seamstress in commercial laundries canneries packing plants Most were foreign and lived in the city In tobacco factories women made up 40 of the work force but the garment trade claimed about half of all women industrial workers Women frequently did the least skilled work and received the lowest paid but even when they did the same work as men they received only half as much money as the male workers Womens opportunities expanded and they began to fill new jobs such as offices stores and classrooms These jobs only required a high school education and by 1890 women high school graduates outnumbered men Women without former education or industrial skills contributed to their families
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